American engineer, U.S. Air Force officer, test pilot, and NASA astronaut
Charles Moss "Charlie" Duke Jr. (born October 3, 1935), (Brig Gen, USAF, Ret.), is an American former astronaut, retired U.S. Air Force officer and test pilot. As Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, he became the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon.
Charles M. Duke Jr.
|Other names||Charles Moss Duke Jr.|
|Alma mater||USNA, B.S. 1957|
MIT, M.S. 1964
|Occupation||Fighter pilot, test pilot|
|Rank||Brigadier General, USAF|
Time in space
|11d 01h 51m|
|Selection||1966 NASA Group 5|
Total EVA time
|20 hours 25 minutes|
|Retirement||January 1, 1976|
He is a former test pilot, Duke has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft; and 265 hours in space, plus 20 hours and 15 minutes of extravehicular activity.
- ↑ "Professional Profile". Charlieduke.net. Archived from the original on 2012-08-21. Retrieved 2015-05-13.